Corporate News

Food Insecurity Is a Growing Issue in Western New York. Could Microgreens Be the Solution?

BUFFALO, N.Y.September. 26, 2022 – n the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fragility of the global food supply chain has truly become apparent. read more

Why Western New York Should Be Leading the Agri-Tech Revolution

BUFFALO, N.Y.September. 12, 2022 – Western New York was an economic staple of early America, a place of thriving industry and innovation. read more

Staycation the New Travel Trend of 2022 and 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y.August. 29, 2022 – With COVID running rampant through 2020 and 2021 families were forced to cancel vacation plans and stay home. Most people would expect the vacation industry to rebound now that quarantine has ended, but this is not the case. read more

Why Corporations Need a Venture Fund

BUFFALO, N.Y.August. 15, 2022 – Innovation has always been around; from the development of the wheel to the automobile, the airplane to the spaceship, the world around us is constantly changing. According to the law of accelerating returns, read more

Polar Apex Welcomes Kirk Love, Senior Developer, to Rapidly Growing Team at Agency716

BUFFALO, N.Y.August. 1, 2022 – Polar Apex, a WNY venture capital firm, welcomes Kirk Love to Agency716 as a Senior Developer. read more

Polar Apex Welcomes Chris Kline as Graphic Designer

BUFFALO, N.Y.June. 13, 2022 – Polar Apex is happy to announce that Chris Kline has joined the company’s team as a graphic designer. read more

Polar Apex Welcomes Andréa Covey as Scientific Researcher

BUFFALO, N.Y.June. 5, 2022 – Polar Apex is proud to announce that Andréa Covey has joined the company’s team as a scientific researcher. read more

Polar Apex Welcomes Sam Sattler as Portfolio Manager

BUFFALO, N.Y.May. 22, 2022 – Polar Apex is pleased to announce that Sam Sattler has joined the company’s investment team as a portfolio manager. read more

Making the Right Investment in Electric Vehicles

BUFFALO, N.Y.Apr. 19, 2022 – When it comes to electric vehicles, there are two main types of technology: battery electric and fuel cell electric. Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) rely on electricity stored in batteries to power the car, while fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) convert hydrogen gas into electricity to power the car. While BEVs are more popular, FCEVs have many advantages over BEVs that investors should consider when making their next investment. read more

Spotify is Burning Through Cash Reserves: Why You Shouldn't Invest

BUFFALO, N.Y.Apr. 18, 2022 – Spotify is in trouble. The company is currently burning through its cash reserves and it has recently been revealed that they are withholding payments from its artists for song downloads. This is a pretty good indicator that Spotify is in financial trouble that will only worsen as artists begin to lawyer up. read more

Polar Apex Launches New Joint Venture, Creating Western New York’s Largest Full-Service Marketing Firm

BUFFALO, N.Y. Mar. 17, 2022 – Polar Apex, a business development company located in Western New York, today announced a joint venture with AGENCY 716 to build Western New York’s largest full-service marketing firm. Backed by Western New York's fastest-growing private equity group, the new venture is rapidly acquiring customers and competitors to grow its business. read more

Polar Apex Helps Developers Reduce Stress

BUFFALO, N.Y. Feb. 13, 2022 – Polar Apex, a business development company located in Western New York, today announced its recent investment in CoderSlides, a SaaS platform that provides developers and their clients with easy to customize PowerPoint templates that contain the icons, buttons, input fields, elements, and tutorials non-technical people need to design and map out what they need developed; saving time and reducing stress for the developer and their clients. read more

Polar Apex Hires Jerry Bellman as Chief Financial Officer

BUFFALO, N.Y.Jan. 22, 2022 – Polar Apex today welcomed Jerry Bellman to their team as Chief Financial Officer where he will be responsible for the financial oversight of the Company, including financial reporting, budgeting, projections, mergers & acquisitions, investor relations, and financial models. read more

Polar Apex Reports 13.2% Increase In Cash Assets For Q4, 2021 From Strong Portfolio Performance

BUFFALO, N.Y.Dec. 31, 2021 – Polar Apex today announced that strong earnings from assets under management, particularly CustomerPR, produced a 13.2% increase in cash during the fourth quarter of 2021. This places the company in a strong position for the beginning of 2022, providing additional resources as the company continues to scale its investments in the freelance and home repair industries. read more

Polar Apex Hires Full-Time Senior Analyst & Senior Designer To Support Expansion

BUFFALO, N.Y. Dec. 9, 2021 – Polar Apex today welcomed Joe Johnson and Jeremiah Chiac. “Our portfolio companies are growing faster than expected, so we are very excited to have Joe and Jeremiah join our team,” stated Daniel Dulgerian, the Managing Partner at Polar Apex. “We had gaps within our team and both individuals bring unique skills that will allow us to accelerate our expansion while providing the support our portfolio companies need.” read more

Polar Apex Partners with Gauged Solutions To Launch New Venture That Helps Freelancers Manage Their Clients

BUFFALO, N.Y.Nov. 15, 2021 – Polar Apex today announced its partnership with Gauged Solutions to launch CustomerPR, a startup that helps freelancers manage their clients and projects by offering on-demand Account Management as a Service (AMaaS). Less than a month old, the company already has two clients, is profitable, and is on track to generate over $300,000 in 2022. read more

Polar Apex Invests $25,000 in SnapCosts

BUFFALO, N.Y.Oct. 18, 2021 – Polar Apex, a business development company located in Western New York, today announced a strategic investment in SnapCosts, a startup that helps the home repair industry perform virtual home walkthroughs with prospects from their phone. This investment will provide SnapCosts with the capital required to complete development and bring the product to market in Early Q2 2022. read more

New Business Development Company Formed to Scale Investment Strategy Across Western New York

BUFFALO, N.Y.Oct. 13, 2021 – Polar Apex today announced its official formation as a non-traded business development company (BDC). The BDC will provide industry and government leaders with the capital, technology, and staff needed to launch new ventures that help them overcome their greatest challenges and opportunities. read more